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2019
11 Nov

Novel Way to Track Tremor Severity in Parkinson's Patients

Researchers have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, can continuously monitor patients and estimate total Parkinsonian tremor as they perform a variety of free body movements in their natural environments.
8 Nov

E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

Forecasts from IDTechEx report 'E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players'
Included are:
8 Nov

Over-the-skin Electrical Stimulation for Movement in Quadriplegics

Researchers used new closed-loop neurostimulation methods and textile-based electrodes to facilitate individual finger movement and grasp force regulation in quadriplegia individuals.
8 Nov

Identifying Welding and Bonding Technology for Medical Devices

The essence of a medical device is its relationship to the patient. A growing trend in preventative health is wearable technology, like smart watches and monitors placed on the skin. The engineers of these devices must find solutions to make medical technology flexible and durable enough to work on a person's wrist or hip for example.
7 Nov

Fitbit to be Acquired by Google for $2.1 Billion

Fitbit, Inc announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google LLC for $7.35 per share in cash, valuing the company at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.1 billion.
6 Nov

Sensor Could be Used for Microrobotics, Augmented Reality, Wearables

For all our technological advances, nothing beats evolution when it comes to research and development. Take jumping spiders. These small arachnids have impressive depth perception despite their tiny brains, allowing them to accurately pounce on unsuspecting targets from several body lengths away.
5 Nov

Hearables at the IDTechEx Show!

The ear has long been touted as an excellent place for technology to exist on the body. Over 5 years of gradually gaining momentum, the topic of "hearables" is finally being recognized more widely for the excellent opportunity which it presents.
5 Nov

Myant Inc. Defines the Future of E-Textiles Connections

Myant Inc., the global leader in Textile Computing and smart textiles, is a key sponsor at the IDTechEx Show 2019, where they are showcasing the next generation of wearable technologies, smart textiles, and textile computing platform.
5 Nov

RAIN RFID Expected to Grow 20% in 2019

Learn more at the IDTechEx Show! November 20-21, Santa Clara Convention Centre, CA or in the new IDTechEx report RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2019-2029.
5 Nov

HZO Protects Electronics from the Most Demanding Environments

HZO is the global leader in delivering world-class protective nano coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding environments - be it water, salt, dust, dirt, coffee, or corrosive materials. HZO are exhibiting and presenting at The IDTechEx Show! November 20-21 2019, Santa Clara, CA.
5 Nov

Small, Wearable Air Pollution Sensors

Every day, millions of workers head to their jobs and breathe any number of airborne chemicals, particles or vapors, all of which may or may not be affecting their health.
4 Nov

Accuracy of Aktiia's Cuffless Blood Pressure Technology is Revealed

Aktiia, a Swiss-US startup that develops optical blood pressure monitors at the wrist, has concluded the analysis of the data of a clinical trial comparing cuffless optical blood pressure measurements at the wrist against invasive references.
4 Nov

A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

Imagine a runner who doesn't need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She could just gaze at the glowing stopwatch display on the back of her hand. Such human-machine interfaces are no longer science fiction, but they still have a way to go before becoming mainstream. Now, researchers have developed a stretchable light-emitting device that operates at low voltages and is safe for human skin.
1 Nov

Vuzix

Founded in 1997, with a HQ in the USA They had a range of products on display, including those from the M series and the Vuzix blade. Some of these products are connected to drones and display the camera feed from the drone.
1 Nov

Actronika

IDTechEx spoke to Thomas Farnoux, Business Development Manager at Actronika at their booth at AWE EU 2019. We discussed their latest products and development in the haptics space.
1 Nov

Varjo

IDTechEx visited Varjo's booth and presentations at AWE EU 2019. Their booth showed their three main capabilities: eye tracking, hand tracking and hand occlusion. These were all mentioned in their presentation with Volvo.
1 Nov

Realwear

Realwear showed a range of their products at the show. Their HQ is located in the USA. They have received around $200m in funding since their founding in 2015.
1 Nov

NuCurrent

IDTechEx spoke to Mike Harmon and Tim Tumilty, Marketing Director and VP Sales and Marketing respectively at NuCurrent. They were demonstrating their wireless charging system for an Oculus Quest headset.
1 Nov

General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
1 Nov

Manus VR

Manus VR have developed glove accessories for VR including hand tracking and haptics. IDTechEx spoke with Sophie Kramer, Serdal Yeter and Alex Bertrand at their booth at AWE EU 2019.